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Hyperplastic Polyps

Clinical featuresThe polyp revalence increases in chronic inflammatory conditions, such as chronic atrophic gastritis, PA, and, particularly, postgastrectomy gastritis.The polyps occur mid to late adult life.These occur in males and females with equal incidence.They are predominantly antral but can occur anywhere.TreatmentThese can be excisedH. pylori treatment sometimes causes regression. Oedematous, congested and actively and chronically inflamed lamina propria Dysplasia Polyps are occasionally dysplastic if >2cm or multiple.The dysplasia incidence is 3%. PathogenesisPolyps are due to chronic inflammation causing hyperregenerative epithelium.The polyps can regress, remain stable, or increase in size. Hyperplastic polyps HistologyElongated, dilated, and/or cystic, architecturally distorted, foveolar epithelium. (75.6 % of polyps- more common than fundic in areas of low H. pylori prevalence) —

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